2 egg questions re: hatching and collecting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Laskaland, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Hello. I hope someone can help.

    I am going to incubate again starting this weekend, need my baby fix.

    So, I have eggs coming: Silkies, RIR, and some BO's.

    For the first time <HUGE GRINS> I am putting my own BO eggs in there too!!!

    So, two questions:
    When I collect the eggs from my hens, how do I store them properly so they incubate well? I am talking temperature and humidity, etc...BEFORE they go in the incubator... Can they sit in room temperature and be okay? For how long?

    Then, in t he incubator. I have a LG 9200 with a turner. It's still air. So, is there a "best method" to filling it when there are eggs of different size? i.e. Should Silkies go in the middle where it is warmest, or should they be on the outside- cuz they are smaller??

    THANK YOU!!
    Christina
     
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Store your collected eggs in an egg carton, air cell up. As for room temperature, well that probably depends how warm your room is. I keep mine in the basement which is usually about 65 degrees.

    Put the eggs in the bator in whatever order you want [​IMG]

    Good luck!! It's great when you hatch your very own babies!
     

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